HC Deb 04 June 1996 vol 278 cc389-90W
Mr. Winnick

To ask the Attorney-General what action is currently being taken by the Serious Fraud Office to investigate moneys stolen from Polly Peck plc for the purposes of political donations in the United Kingdom. [30666]

The Attorney-General

The role of the Serious Fraud Office is to investigate alleged serious or complex fraud.

Asil Nadir, formerly chairman of Polly Peck International plc, stands indicted before the central criminal court on 13 counts of theft involving over £33 million alleged to have been stolen from Polly Peck International plc. In May 1993 he absconded and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Mr. Bowis

Centrally available information on adult short stay residents in residential care homes in Devon at 31 March 1995 and on short stay admissions during the year to 31 March 1995 is shown in the table.

The purposes for which moneys allegedly stolen are alleged to have been used are not directly relevant to the charges and are not the subject of current investigation by the SFO.